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Work | CW Cage


Since 1997 I’ve been working on the web development team at OnRamp Access in Austin, TX. I started as a web designer in the fun early days of tables and spacer pixels. Over many years I designed sites for a variety of clients including state agencies, non-profit organizations, entertainers, and for-profit companies (b2c & b2b). Our team built customized web solutions.

As the Internet economy changed so did our company. We began focusing more on data center services. Our development team went from dozens of employees to just a handful. With a smaller staff I began to take on new responsibilities as senior design and assistant manager.

I helped with sales (meeting clients, writing proposals) and project management while also being the lead designer on most projects. On the development side we continued our focus on providing solid, functional designs that met ADA accessibility guidelines and could be maintained by our clients after the projects were launched. Our attitude was that we wanted to help our clients understand their website and not create barriers for them.

In 2006 I took over as the full manager of the team. I was responsible for maintaining all web development client relationships and acquiring new business. I directed most projects and oversaw the transition of the department as we balanced out our custom application projects with small business sites built on open-source solutions. We built and still maintain a number of sites using Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. Each project was still custom, we just used an open-source framework to provide clients with a tool to maintain their own content.

Over the last year or so, our team has devoted more energy to internal company projects. We are taking the skills learned from building hundreds of diverse client applications to build tools that our data center customers can use to interact with our company.